RETURNING HOME

I remember the first time it happened. Jan and I were returning from a conference in the first year of our pastoral ministry. We had driven eight hours away to spend a few days with fellow pastors and were on our return trip home. About an hour out, we felt a shift...

THE GAME OF LIFE

I’ve been watching a series of short videos on YouTube showing the top 100 greatest players in NFL history. The series spans many decades. Some of the football heroes I grew up watching are on the list. What I appreciate about the series is the biographical background...

WHY AM I HERE?

In the last 7 years since leaving the pastorate, my preaching-teaching assignment has changed. I now carry a word from the Lord for a season and preach its core message wherever I speak. The same is true for my writing. The messages are now more a mixture of prophetic...

On Target

Just a moment ago, I saw an image in my spirit that had me stop and take notice. I saw a round fired from a rifle that traveled a great distance finally arriving at its intended target and punching a hole in the 10-ring. The image was very familiar to me. Back in the...

The Threads of Life

Every life has threads of revelation that will appear over a lifetime. Discovering those threads builds our faith and affirms God’s presence in our lives. Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend. He asked, “When are you going to write your next...